Archive - Obituary
April 4th, 2011
Don Allen Sadler, 70, of Bauxite died March 31, 2011 at Saline Memorial Hospital.
He was born August 15, 1940 to the late Huey Kagler and Velma Pauline âBetteâ Sadler.
He graduated from Bauxite High School and married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Magby. Together they raised four children and in January 2010 celebrated fifty years of marriage. He spent his working career in the Face Veneer Industry where he learned the business from the ground up and later retired from Woodlast.
Ernest âDickâ Melton, 68, of Benton passed away on March 26, 2011. He was born on February 24, 1943 to the late Herbert and Zona Melton in Little Rock.
Dick enjoyed being outdoors whether hunting, fishing or camping. His most treasured memories are times spent with his family by his side. Dick was a 49 year member of I.B.E.W. Local Union 295. He retired after 39 years while serving as the Assistant Business Manager. He was a Mason at Mary Williams Lodge #307 and attended Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene.
Ronald Howard âGypsyâ Nantze, 62, of Little Rock died March 26, 2011, at Springhill Baptist Hospital.
He was born Aug. 9, 1948, in Little Rock.
Ronald worked as an industrial painter.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hennery and Elizabeth Nantze and Wesley and Granny Lisemby; mother, Laverne Lisemby Nantze; and a sister, Frita Nantze.
Wilbert H. Kraehmer, 89, was received home by his Lord Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his home at Fox Ridge Estate retirement community in Bryant.
He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Chicago, Ill.
During World War II he met Aileen L. Kraehmer, who became his dear wife of 56 years. They lived in Memphis following eight years of service in the Navy during World War II and the korean Conflict until her death in October 2002. He then moved to Bryant.
Irene Eunice Moody, 80, of Benton died Sunday, March 27, 2011.
She was born July 18, 1930, in Little Rock to the late John and Annie Lawhorn.
She graduated from Mabelvale High School in 1947.
She is survived by her son, Marcus; a daughter, Becky; and several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Landmark Cemetery in Little Rock under the direction of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton. Call 315-4047.
No visitation is scheduled.
Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.
Mildred Bernice Rigdon, 83, of Benton died Monday, March 28, 2011.
She was born July 29, 1927, in Brinkley.
Mrs. Rigdon was an active member of Fort Worth Bible Students Divine Plan and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edward and Mary Glenn Wilkins; brother, Norman Perry; and a grandson, Damon Weir.
She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Rigdon of Benton; son, Robert P. Rigdon of Conway; daughter, Sharon C. Zuber of Benton; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Floyd Eugene Borders, 76, of Hensley died Sunday, March 27, 2011.
He was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Bauxite.
Floyd was a retired truck driver for UPS for 35 years, and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Robert Borders; wife, Louise Stafford Borders; one sister; and one brother.
Survivors include sons, Randall Borders, Kenneth Borders, and Tracy Borders, all of Benton; daughter, Sandra Kennedy of Hensley; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Â
Lenney Bell Kirkendoll, 73, of Benton, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011. She was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Cleburne County.
Mrs. Kirkendoll was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and retired from the Benton Public School District.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Chastain; son, Melvin Kirkendoll; and a sister, Lorine Phillips.
Raymon Bertram Gentry Jr., 47, of Alexander died Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was born Feb. 11, 1964, in Little Rock to Stella and Raymon Gentry Sr. and two older sisters, Dianne Smith and Lisa Hicks.
In November 1985 he married his sweetheart, Shelia Hill of Mountain View, and was blessed with two daughters, Megan and Cara shortly afterward.
Leonard Phillip Neighbors, 72, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011.
He was born March 17, 1939, in Bauxite.
Mr. Neighbors retired from AT&T, served in the National Guard and was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God. He was one of the founding fatherâs (Card Holder #3) of the Arkansas Rodeo Association and a Gold Card Holder in the PRCA.
Mr. Neighbors was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Gertrude Neighbors; and an infant son.